UN: Ban appoints deputy UN envoy in Central African Republic

New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Mr. Fabrizio Hochschild of Chile as new UN Deputy Special Representative for the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).

Mr. Hochschild succeeds Aurelien Agbenonci of Benin who was appointed Foreign Minister of his country in April 2016.

In a statement obtained by PANA in New York late Friday, Ban thanked Mr. Agbenonci for his service and commitment to support the political transition in the country during a critical time between 2014 and 2016.

Mr. Hochschild will also be the new UN Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Representative of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Central African Republic.

Most recently, he had been Deputy to the UN Special Adviser for the Summit on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants, scheduled to be held on 19 September in New York.

Prior to that, Mr. Hochschild held positions of UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Colombia, Director of the Field Personnel Division in the UN Department of Field Support (DFS), and Chief of Field Operations and Technical Cooperation in the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

He has also served with a number of other UN entities, including the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA), the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), and various humanitarian and peacekeeping missions.

Mr. Hochschild started his UN career with UNHCR in Sudan in 1988 and has worked in several countries across the world.
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